Hauser & Wirth Somerset, at Durslade Farm in Bruton, is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. Owners Iwan and Manuela Wirth live locally and saw in Durslade Farm a place where they could bring together all of their interests; art, architecture, landscape, conservation, garden, food, education, community and family.
A landscaped garden, designed by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, includes a 1.5 acre perennial meadow, behind the gallery buildings.
The gallery has welcomed over 100,000 visitors in its first nine months and has hosted over 90 school and group visits. Centred around a core belief in conservation, education and sustainability, Hauser & Wirth Somerset offers a wide variety of special events including talks, seminars, workshops and screenings, as well as an extensive learning programme for local schools, young people and families. The centre also provides resources including a bookshop and dedicated learning room.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset supports an immersive artist-in-residence programme, encouraging artists to benefit from the idyllic surroundings and to integrate with the local community.
The on-site restaurant, the Roth Bar & Grill (open for lunch and Friday evening), serves seasonal, locally sourced produce, and includes a site-specific bar created by Björn and Oddur Roth, the son and grandson of artist Dieter Roth.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset is open with free admission to the public, six days per week (closed Monday), throughout the year.
Rosie McAllister, Press & Media Manager
Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL
P: +44 (0) 174 981 4060
M: +44 (0) 787 632 4218
F: +44 (0) 174 981 2061